Urocerus gigas (Linnaeus, 1758)
(greater horntail wasp)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesUrocerus gigas (greater horntail wasp)
GenusUrocerus (a genus of woodwasps)
FamilySIRICIDAE (horntail)
SuperfamilySIRICOIDEA (woodwasps)
SuborderSYMPHYTA (sawflies)
OrderHYMENOPTERA (ants, bees and wasps, sawflies and parasitoid wasps)
Division Endopterygota (bees, beetles, flies, moths and other insects with wings developing internally)
InfraclassNeoptera (bees, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other advanced insects)
SubclassPTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
ClassINSECTA (true insects)
SubphylumHEXAPODA (insects and other 6-legged organisms)
PhylumARTHROPODA (arthropods)
SuperphylumECDYSOZOA (skin shedders)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Urocerus gigas (Greater Horntail Wasp) :
1: Urocerus gigas (Greater Horntail Wasp)
16 Jul 2007 OSGR: SN78 52° 30' N, 3° 50' W Vice County: Cardigan (VC 46) Wales
Female, in flight . Photos: Female, close-ups and ovipositing in fallen conifer wood
Image 1: Female - at rest - dorsal viewImage 2: Female - at rest - dorsal view (2)Image 3: Female - at rest - dorsal view - close-upImage 4: Female - at rest - latero-dorsal viewImage 5: Female - ovipositing - lateral viewImage 6: Female - ovipositing - lateral view (2)Image 7: Female - ovipositing - lateral view (3)Image 8: Female - ovipositing - lateral view (4)Image 9: Female - ovipositing - lateral view - close-upImage 10: Female - head and thorax - dorsal view - enlargedImage 11: Female - ovipositor sheath and ovipositor - dorsal view - enlargedImage 12: Female - ovipositor sheath - dorsal view - enlarged
2: Urocerus gigas (Greater Horntail Wasp)
18 May 2007 OSGR: TF81 52° 40' N, 0° 40' E Vice County: West Norfolk (VC 28) England
indoors
Image 1: Male - dorsal view - wings apart - pale backgroundImage 2: Male - dorsal view - wings apart - pale background (2)Image 3: Male - dorsal view - wings together - pale backgroundImage 4: Male - lateral view - wings together - pale backgroundImage 5: Male - lateral view - wings together - pale background (2)Image 6: Wings - close-up
3: Urocerus gigas (Greater Horntail Wasp)
5 Aug 1998 OSGR: SU56 51° 20' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
Image 1: Female - dorsal view - wings apartImage 2: Female - dorsal view - wings togetherImage 3: Female - lateral viewImage 4: Female - ventral view

Urocerus gigas (Greater Horntail Wasp) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 3 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Urocerus gigas (Greater Horntail Wasp)
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